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Mia Madre

M 106 MIN
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Synopsis

Director: Nanni Moretti
Cast: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Nanni Moretti, Giulia Lazzarini, Beatrice Mancini,


Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti returns to brilliant form with his new dramedy MIA MADRE, recently awarded as the best film of 2015 by influential Cahiers du cinema magazine, and starring the stunning Margherita Buy as a director struggling to balance life and art.

Margherita (Buy) is directing a new social drama, set against the backdrop of an industrial dispute. Try as she may to remain professional, the emotional turmoil of her private life is taking a toll: an affair with one of her actors (Enrico Ianniello) has come to an end, her adolescent daughter (Beatrice Mancini) is failing Latin, but most troubling is the recent hospitalization of her formidable, beloved mother Ada (Giulia Lazzarini). Whilst her brother Giovanni (Moretti) gradually allows himself to be engulfed by his mother’s last days, taking extended leave to prolong his bedside vigil,Margherita’s tough schedule makes more than a daily visit tricky. Meanwhile, the famous American actor Barry Huggins (the fabulous John Turturro) has arrived, aneedy and capricious personality whose brash presence on set sees things go from bad to worse, and whose general ineptitude might finally push Margherita over the edge…

Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 28th April

Duration

106 min

Rating

M

Genre

Drama

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